The physique armor was donated by Vested Curiosity in K9s, Inc., the sheriff’s workplace stated.
YORK COUNTY, Pa. — The York County Sheriff Workplace stated Friday its K9 officer, Prince, has acquired a bullet- and stab-protective vest, because of a charitable donation from the non-profit group Vested Curiosity in K9s, Inc.
The vest was sponsored by Rick and Cindy Haterius of Colorado Springs, CO and embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Educated to Serve-Loyal All the time,” the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Established in 2009, Vested Curiosity in K9s, Inc. is a non-profit group whose mission is to supply bullet- and stab-protective vests and different help to canines of legislation enforcement and associated companies all through america.
The physique armor is made within the U.S., custom-fitted, and licensed by the Nationwide Institute of Justice, the sheriff’s division stated.
Since its inception, Vested Curiosity in K9s, Inc. has offered over 4,101 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a price of $6.9 million, made potential by each personal and company donations.
This system is open to U.S. canines which might be at the very least 20 months previous and actively employed and licensed with legislation enforcement or associated companies. K9s with expired vests are additionally eligible to take part.
There are an estimated 30,000 legislation enforcement K9s all through america.
Vested Curiosity in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any quantity, whereas a single donation of $960 will sponsor one vest.
Every vest has a price of $1,744-$2,283, weighs a mean of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year guarantee.
For extra info, or to study volunteer alternatives, please name 508-824-6978.
Vested Curiosity in K9s, Inc. offers info, lists occasions, and accepts donations at www.vik9s.org, or it’s possible you’ll mail your contribution to P.O. Field 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.